A Cappella Choir Summer School

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Mon 05Aug
Tue 13Aug

Find your voice through singing together with repertoire covering eight centuries of music

Facilitator: Various Facilitators

Each day will have a different flavour and focus. We will be working roughly chronologically, beginning with music from the medieval period and running forward by approximately one century per day! You will gain from the experience of a range of tutors and course directors, all of whom are professional musicians acknowledged as experts in their field. There will be sessions on technique and style and there will be group rehearsals leading to informal performances throughout the course.

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Event time: Mon 5th Aug 2024 at 4:00pm - Tue 13th Aug 2024 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Experience of a cappella choir singing
  • Sight-reading and ensemble confidence
  • Performance skills
  • Repertoire expansion, explore eight centuries of music

What You Will Gain

  • Performance confidence
  • Technical knowledge
  • Choral repertoire knowledge
  • Musical style and interpretation

The Course

This course takes singers on a journey from the early medieval period through to the present day. Throughout the course you will work learn how to chant like a Gregorian; you will sing medieval and renaissance sacred music along with secular songs and part songs; you’ll sing music from the high baroque and classical periods; and you’ll sing romantic and twentieth century classics. You’ll also discover music from other parts of the world. You’ll work on aspects of style and interpretation and develop your appreciation of the issues associated with performance. You’ll also have a chance to improve your technical, sight-singing and ensemble skills, and take part in a range of informal performances throughout the course.


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

Mindful walking through our woodland trails
Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
Discover surrounding charming market towns

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